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On GIVING TUESDAY, please do!

Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29) comes on the heels of the busiest in-store and online shopping sprees. When Jesus said it is more blessed to give than to receive, he wasn’t referring to more sweaters and ties for those with already bulging closets. Personal generosity fuels...

Where racism resides

By John D. Pierce Where does racism reside? Ultimately, it finds its resting place in human hearts. And there is even more evidence recently that a large number of such hearts huddle under church steeples on Sundays. Oh, we can ignore such reality in an effort to move...

Supertramp, Billy Graham and Texas Baptists

By John D. Pierce Christianity Today published a recent tribute marking the 98th birthday of Billy Graham. The now-aging evangelist was instrumental in the founding of the publication. In the friendly article (titled “The Remarkable Mr. Graham”), biographer Grant...

Lasting impact

By John D. Pierce We all have those teachers whose impact lasted beyond the final exam. My list of classroom heroes includes Dr. George Braswell. His seminary class on cross-cultural communication has long informed my understanding and practice of relating to those...

Nothing to do with Jesus

By John D. Pierce One significant revelation in this endless political season has been the clear disclosure of “the Christian right” as a political movement having nothing to do with Jesus. Absolutely nothing. And it never has. It’s always been about power, and...

Pickin’ the news

By John D. Pierce Religion news is not an insignificant subset of information for the faithful few (or even many). In fact, religion plays a role in almost all the news that impacts our lives. One service we are pleased to provide is a daily dose of wide-ranging...

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